Terms of Reference

TERMS OF REFERENCE – WEB DESIGN/ SOLUTION

TISL is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just. A key aspect of this vision is enabling citizens to have access to information which enables them to make informed choices and demand accountability from their government, using the Right to Information(RTI) Act No. 12 of 2016.
TISL is calling for proposals to create a webpage to be hosted on www.RTIwatch.lk , which would allow citizens to view a summarized version of the decisions of the RTI Commission to in celebration of International Right to Know day which falls on September 28th. In view of the fact that the decisions are currently not searchable online, the objective of the exercise is to categorize and present the decisions in simplified language, trilingually, in a manner such that the user is enabled to view only those decisions that are of interest to them.

Examples of categories for the main search function in the website would be:
• Land matters
• Work applications
• Use of public funds
• Commission/Board decisions
• Courts procedures

For the purpose of creation of the web solution/design TISL is seeking a party with relevant expertise to design a website that offers a trendy and user friendly experience.

Requirements:
1. Develop attractive layout for web solution/design, in a scalable manner
2. Insert provided data into the web solution/design
3. Search engine friendly (The solution should provide users with the ability to search for and locate content based on keywords and key phrases.)
4. Is able to track search history, with no implications on the privacy of the users.
5. Mobile/tab view friendly.
6. Simple data-entry system and access to the back-end to do the same

Duration:
The firm/individual is expected to complete the first phase of the assignment (English) within 2 weeks of acceptance of the proposal, and the second phase (Tamil, Sinhala and mobile friendliness) by the 15th of October, 2018.

Proposals should be sent via e-mail to [email protected] by 13th September 2018.

TERMS OF REFERENCE – PUBLIC SECTOR MAPPING (PHASE 1)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS AND QUOTATIONS TO RESEARCH AND MAP OUT PUBLIC SECTOR INSTITUTIONS

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is calling for quotations to research the public sector and map out its composition and organizational structures, as a new initiative under the Right To Information (RTI) programmes, in connection with TISL’s Right To Information website; RTIwatch.lk. This is in order to allow citizens to become aware of which public authority they must contact to gain information pertaining to their respective problems and the various issues and scope of work that each public authority deals with.

TISL is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just. A key aspect of this vision is enabling citizens to have access to information which enables them to make informed choices and demand accountability from their government, using the Right to Information(RTI) Act No. 12 of 2016.

Requirements of the assignment
The project will require the contracted entity to conduct a study on all public authorities in Sri Lanka, and provide details about the composition and bureaucratic/ organizational structure of each authority and the services provided by them – in order to provide details to citizens on which authorities may be contacted to obtain information under the RTI Act. The authorities must be classified into national and sub-national levels (e.g. provincial, district, zonal) and categorized by type, function and scope of work. Each authority must also be assigned keywords by the researcher to be used in Phase 2 of the project – to enable website users to search for the authority in question using keyword searches through an inbuilt on-site search engine (The candidate need not provide the web solution). Keywords assigned must cover keywords related to the Public Authority (e.g. Water Board, Education Ministry) as well as those related to the scope of work of the Authority (e.g. School, admissions, electricity, pensions).
The assignment must be completed within a period of 3 months, in English, Sinhala or Tamil.
The selected candidate should ideally have:
• Experience in and exposure to the public service sector in Sri Lanka.
• Familiarity with local, provincial and central government processes.
• Research experience

Quotations should include:
• The proposed cost
• Proposed timeline to compile and provide the information within 3 months
• Proposed methodology for obtaining and presenting information

Key deliverables:
• Research on the structure of the public sector institutions in Sri Lanka
• A categorization of the public sector in the form of a simplified map according to information held by them.

Procedure for submission of proposals:
Please submit your proposal based on the terms of reference, to [email protected] with the title “PUBLIC SECTOR MAPPING (PHASE 1) – RTI’.

Application Closing Date – 12th September, 2018.

Terms of Reference – Radio Campaign on Exercising the Right to Information

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is a National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. TISL raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. TI has an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, and more than 90 Chapters worldwide.

TISL has been a longtime advocate for introducing a Right to Information (RTI) Act in Sri Lanka and contributed towards the adoption of the current RTI Act. Since the adoption of the Act and its operationalisation in February last year, TISL has been working closely with citizens, grass roots organisations, state institutions and civil society partners, to encourage the exercise of the Right to Information among the citizenry.

To advance this mission, and in celebration of International Right to Know Day which falls on September 28, TISL is seeking the services of a suitable agency/media partner to develop a radio campaign promoting the use of RTI. The campaign should be structured to deliver optimum reach within a strict budget and will provide an innovative approach to raising public awareness on RTI.

Deliverables
An innovative public awareness campaign for the radio medium.
A dissemination plan to be implemented by the agency/media partner ensuring optimum reach over a period of two weeks commencing September 23, 2018.
Post-campaign report on the impact of the campaign.

The stipulated budget for the development and implementation of the campaign would be in the range of Rs. 275,000 to Rs. 310,000.

The successful candidate will be selected by TISL’s knowledge procurement committee on a value for money (VFM) basis.

Proposals should be sent via e-mail to [email protected] by September 7, 2018.

Terms of Reference – Production of Biographical Short Films for Integrity Idol 2018

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is a National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. TISL raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. TI has an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, and more than 90 Chapters worldwide.

In June this year TISL together with Accountability Lab launched “Integrity Idol 2018 – Honouring Honesty” to recognize public officials who go above and beyond the call of duty to serve the Sri Lankan public with integrity. The Integrity Idol campaign, conceptualised by Accountability Lab, has been immensely successful globally and has been conducted in Nepal, South Africa, Nigeria and Pakistan amongst other countries. News 1st has come on board as the media partner for Sri Lanka’s Integrity Idol 2018.

Following the deadline for the submission of nominations, which is 31st July 2018, the esteemed panel of judges will assess the nominations received and select 5 final candidates. These candidates will be introduced to the Sri Lankan public through biographical short films and the public will be invited to vote for their integrity idol via an SMS platform to select the eventual winner of Integrity Idol 2018.

TISL is seeking the services of an experienced agency to produce the biographical short films on the five final candidates, detailing their services and informing the public on the voting procedure. The films should be produced in accordance with guidelines set by TISL and Accountability Lab.

The selected party will produce the required short films within the period of one month from the date of selection in order to allow sufficient time for public voting ahead of the Integrity Idol 2018 finalé which will be held on the 20th of October.

As nominations have been called for from across the country, the production of the short films may involve travel to out-station areas.

Deliverables

  • 5 tri-lingual short films (duration of 5 minutes each) designed to raise public awareness on the stories of the shortlisted candidates for Integrity Idol 2018 and informing the public on the voting procedure (Total of 15 videos).
  • Short films to be produced within a one month period.

Interested parties should submit their proposal with a detailed budget to [email protected] by 10th August 2018. Please mention “Integrity Idol 2018 – Finalists Videos” as the subject.